San Francisco Greek Film Festival

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 9, 2015 (All day)

TWELFTH ANNUAL SAN FRANCISCO GREEK FILM FESTIVAL

www.grfilm.com

9th May & 11th – 17th May 2015

Delancey Street Screening Room, 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco

Contact Info: Kleon Skourtis, +1 650-703-9224 & admin@grfilm.com

The 12th Annual San Francisco Greek Film Festival will open on Monday 11th May and will run through Sunday 17th May 2015, at the Delancey Street Screening Room (600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco).  The SFGFF will showcase contemporary Greek films from both established, but also up-and-coming directors who are either Greek or are of Greek descent. Feature-length films and shorts will be showcased each night, and all movies will have English subtitles.

This year’s program has something for everyone’s taste, as comedy, drama and documentaries will all be on offer. For the first time, there will also be an extra day of screenings, on Saturday 9th May, entitled ‘Short Film Blast’, where the films to be shown will be exclusively shorts. This day has been added to honour the record-high number of short film submissions this year. Moreover, the matinee slot on Sunday 17th May is dedicated to the younger members of the audience, as it consists of a children’s program. The rest of the festival will include, amongst others, award-winning films, such as Xenia by Panos Koutras, The Enemy Within by Yorgos Tsemberopoulos, Little England by Pantelis Voulgaris and A Family Affair by Angeliki Aristomenopoulou. A number of the showcased filmmakers will do us the honour of attending the screenings and talk to the audience about their work. Finally, we will be presenting a People’s Choice Award, the Astron Award, at the end of the week, to the director whose film gets the most votes by our festival goers. Awards will be given in both the short and feature film categories.

The festivities will kick off with a fundraising reception on Friday 8th May at the Kokkari Estiatorio, where guests will have the opportunity to meet and converse with the visiting artists. There will also be an opening night reception on Monday 11th May and closing night reception on Sunday 17th May, which will take place immediately following the first and last night’s films respectively, complete with authentic Greek appetizers, drinks and music at the Delancey Street Screening Room.

Tickets and week-long passes, as well as a full description of all the films and times are available online at the festival’s website: www.grfilm.com. Subject to availability, tickets will be available at the door, and discounts are offered to students with a valid student ID.

The SFGFF is a program of the Modern Greek Studies Foundation, and all proceeds benefit the educational initiatives of the Center for Modern Greek Studies and the Nikos Kazantzakis Chair at San Francisco State University.  For more information about the Center for Modern Greek Studies please visit www.sfsu.edu/~modgreek or call 415-338-1892.